The WBENC Has Granted WBE Certification to Special Effects Screen Printing Leader
H&H Graphics, one of the nation’s leading providers of special effects screen printing using UV coatings and other specialty inks, has received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Development Center of Chicago, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
WBE Certification Background
WBENC’s national standard of certification implemented by the Women’s Business Development Center of Chicago is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.
By including women-owned businesses among their vendors, corporations and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier/vendor diversity programs.
What WBE Means for H&H Graphics
“For me, it’s about responsibility as well as support and recognition. There’s a responsibility to represent women and help pave the way for future women business owners,” said Michelle Leissner, president of H&H Graphics. “There’s also the recognition of H&H Graphics as a minority business, and the support provided by organizations like WBENC provides resources and assistance to help us grow and succeed.”
Leissner added: “Our WBE certification is also something that can be important for our clients and prospects who participate in supplier diversity programs. There are many large companies that want the value-add that special effects screen printing with UV coatings and other specialty inks offers, and they seek to work with women owned businesses – companies including Procter & Gamble, Chase and L’Oreal.”
The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council is the nation’s largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States. WBENC is a resource for the more than 700 US companies and government agencies that rely on WBENC’s certification as an integral part of their supplier diversity programs. More: www.wbenc.org
About H&H Graphics
Founded in 1978, H&H Graphics helps our clients be Anything but Ordinary with state-of-the-art special effects screen printing that utilize UV coatings, specialty inks and varnishes. Our R&D department creates custom inks and coatings in house to achieve your desired look, feel, or smell with the highest quality and performance and we offer a level of client service that’s unexpected. Example special effects include glitter, gloss & matte, scented, scratch-off, glow-in-the dark, and textures. While we work with many types of applications, we offer special expertise screen printing gift cards, credit cards, packaging, retail POS/POP displays, book jackets and covers, and greeting cards. Challenge us! We love exceeding expectations and achieving the impossible.